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Lower Cholesterol With Liver Detox

Lower Cholesterol With Liver Detox

I was sitting in a waiting room last week with my friend who was talking with another lady. Apparently, her cholesterol went way up after the holidays. Hmmm . . . too much sugar, cheese, meat and alcohol I’d say. But is all that fat still circulating in the blood or is it something deeper?

Look no further than the liver. That’s right! It can get very congested with all that high-fat, high-sugar food people eat during the holiday season. For many people, it’s a year-round diet.

Did you know that the majority of the cholesterol in your body is made in your liver? And have you ever heard that cholesterol is actually a beneficial substance? It’s so essential that each cell in your body requires it. Too much cholesterol circulating in your blood can be a problem though, especially if you have high blood pressure and abdominal fat.

If you want a healthy cholesterol level, you must detox your liver and improve your liver health.

Your liver plays a central role in fat metabolism. If it works efficiently, the liver makes more of the good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) and less of the bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol—the small, dense type). If you have a fatty liver this becomes reversed and you end up with excess levels of LDL cholesterol floating around in your circulation, which can lead to blocked and hardened arteries. Even more dangerous And triglyceride fats can build up in the bloodstream, which is even more dangerous. Triglycerides are sticky fats that make your blood too thick and can cause poor circulation and blood clots.

How a Liver Detox Lowers Cholesterol

Your body flushes out excess cholesterol through the intestines when bile is released during a meal.  If your gallbladder has any stones or congestion in it, the release of bile (and excess cholesterol) can be hindered.  A liver/gall bladder cleanse can clear stones out of the gall bladder and the liver and support lowering cholesterol.

When you flush your liver and gallbladder, bile should be released more proficiently and thus your cholesterol will lower. Cholesterol will leave the body through the bile ducts. It must bind to soluble fiber to exit. (Tip: fresh juices have soluble fiber.) To lower your cholesterol, you should make sure that your bile ducts are clean. The only way for excess cholesterol to leave your body is through your bile ducts. Various herbs have the ability to increase bile flow and to help lower high cholesterol. Those herbs are called “cholagogue.” Cholagogues include: dandelion, Wormwood, Black-Walnut green hull, goldenseal, sage, radish, daikon, wheat grass and barley grass. I recommend Liver-Gallbladder Rejuvenator. Most of the bile that enters the intestines is resorbed in the small intestine and returned to the liver for reuse. The more fiber you eat, the less bile will be resorbed. Bile is a carrier of heavy metals, so it is good not to resorb it.

Besides high cholesterol, other symptoms of a congested liver include:

  • Poor digestion, bloating, gas, weight gain, cellulite, and constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Coated tongue or bad breath in the morning
  • Mood changes, depression, “foggy” brain
  • Allergic conditions such as hay fever, hives, skin rashes, asthma
  • Headaches: migraines, tension headaches, hormonal headaches, cluster headaches, pain in the eyes, vision problems
  • Fluid retention, swollen legs, high blood pressure
  • Hypoglycemia, blood sugar instability
  • Inability to tolerate fatty foods, nausea, abdominal pains, acid reflux
  • Fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Acne, allergies, and asthma
  • Back pain
  • Brown or dark spots on the skin, often called age spots or liver spots
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Immune system weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Kidney problems
  • Lupus
  • Obesity
  • Sinus problems
  • Small bright red spots on the body (cherry angiomas)
  • Thin stools
  • Candidiasis
  • Line between your eyebrows
  • Dark circles and bags under your eyes

To cleanse your liver, gallbladder and all your pathways of elimination, I highly recommend the 30-Day Detox and The Internal Cleanse Kit with the free Colon Cleanse Kit. The program started Monday, but you can still join the class that is starting later.

High doses of cholesterol-lowering drugs can cause side effects

If you opt for cholesterol-lowering drugs instead of addressing the real problem, you are not only stopping your body’s natural healing process, you are exposing yourself to drugs that will further congest the liver and have side effects such as depleting your body of Coenzyme Q10, which leads to fatigue, muscle weakness, soreness and ultimately heart failure. You may also experience the following:

  1. Liver inflammation
  2. Memory impairment
  3. Muscle inflammation, muscle pain, muscle weakness and cramps
  4. Weakening of the tendons and ligaments
  5. Inflammation and weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy)
  6. Mental and physical fatigue

Beet Cucumber Cleansing Cocktail

  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • 3 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed
  • 1 beet with stem and leaves, scrubbed well
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1-2 inch chunk ginger root, scrubbed or peeled if old
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1/2 apple

Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Juice all ingredients and stir. Pour into a glass and drink as soon as possible.

Serves 1-2

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5 comments

  1. How can you cleanse your liver if you don’t have a gallbladder?

    • Yes you can. In fact you need the cleanse even more than someone with a gallbladder.

  2. Diane Denton

    How many times a week or months do you drink the liver detox.